200 Hospital Drive
Gibson General Hospital, an affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, is committed to ensuring the health of our community by providing superior healthcare services.
Our vision is to achieve our goal by locally providing primary care in conjunction with the resources available at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
The public is invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. for the West Tennessee Heart Network. What is the network? It is a newly designed process and cooperative effort between ground emergency medical services, air ambulance, local Emergency Rooms and the West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center to provide comprehensive, efficient speedy care for a patient experiencing a heart attack.
- Emergency Medicine
- General Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Respiratory Care
Gibson General Hospital is licensed for 77 beds and is a member of the American Hospital Association, Tennessee Hospital Association, and West Tennessee Hospital Council. We are licensed by the State of Tennessee and have been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services for participation in Medicare and Medicaid Programs.
A wholly-owned affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, Gibson General Hospital is governed by a separate advisory board composed of citizens from Trenton and North Gibson County.
Gibson General opened as an acute care hospital in 1962 and became an affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare in October, 1994. The hospital is located at 200 Hospital Drive, Trenton, Tennessee.
Departments and Services
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses provide the backbone of patient care at Gibson General Hospital. Around the clock they move quietly and efficiently to watch patients' progress and render care. Whether in the emergency room, surgery suite, or medical patient wing, our nursing staff provides the expertise and caring to not only fulfill physicians' orders, but to meet patients' needs.
Laboratory and Pathology Services
Routine tests on blood and other body fluids are the regular function of the Laboratory. This diagnostic information assists your physician with a proper diagnosis and helps determine the treatment process. The Laboratory also maintains all blood bank services.
Our Laboratory is committed to maintaining a standard of excellence and service to our patients, and is accredited by the College of American Pathology. The Lab is staffed around the clock by licensed personnel.
Physicians on the medical staff of Gibson General Hospital work together to assure that a full range of services is available for patients. They also participate in quality reviews and decision-making to provide clinical treatment for patients in keeping with advances in medical technology.
The Medical Staff at Gibson General Hospital provides a balance of primary care and specialty physicians to meet the health care needs of the community. Areas of medical specialty include:
- Family Practice
- Internal Medicine
- General Surgery
Medical office buildings for many of the medical staff members are located on hospital property to add to your convenience in receiving health services.
In an emergency, Gibson General Hospital provides the immediate care that makes the difference. Our Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day. The nurse will evaluate your status on arrival, and a physician is available for prompt attention in emergency care.
Our Emergency Department is equipped and staffed to handle all medical and accidental emergencies; however, when a patient's condition exceeds our capability to provide a specialist's care, we initiate transfer by helicopter or ambulance to a larger medical center.
At Gibson General Hospital, we are always ready to intervene with modern, caring medical treatment to lessen the trauma of an emergency.
For an ambulance, dial 911.
All patient medications ordered by physicians are provided through the hospital's licensed pharmacists. The pharmacists monitor each patient's drug profile for possible drug interactions to avoid additional problems.
Respiratory Care assists the physician with diagnosis and treatment of all forms of respiratory (lung) dysfunction. This may be as simple as oxygen administration or as complex as mechanically assisted breathing.
The Surgery Department has two modern, well-equipped operating suites, one which is used for GI procedures, and also one well-equipped cysto room. Many surgery and diagnostic procedures are done on an outpatient or 'same day surgery' basis. Some of the most common procedures are: hernia, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsilectomy, carpal tunnel, breast biopsy, etc.
The patient's complete hospital record is stored in the Health Information Department. It contains all the test results, all the medication received, and a summary of progress while a patient is in the hospital.
The Health Information Department works under a Code of Ethics similar to the physician's. Patients can rest assured that their records are kept confidential and are released only with their permission.
Our Radiology Department offers a variety of services necessary to assist physicians in making a prompt and accurate diagnosis.
We offer general diagnostic and fluoroscopic exams, echocardiograms, ultrasound, and CT scans (computed tomography). We are especially proud of our Mammography Center, which is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and MQSA (FDA). The Mammography Center is staffed by female technologists who have special certification and training in Mammography.
Food and Nutrition Services
The Food and Nutrition Services Department is under the direction of a Registered Dietitian with supervision by a Certified Dietary Manager. The Dietitian is available for nutritional support or education. Because nutrition is an important part of treatment, a patient's physician prescribes the diet that best meets the special nutritional needs of each patient.
The cafeteria is open to visitors for breakfast and the noon meal. Outpatient Nutrition Education is available by appointment.
Physical Therapy enables many patients to return home with less time spent in the hospital. Physical Therapy uses various treatments as well as therapeutic exercise to return patients to their prior level of independence.
Physical Therapy services are provided for outpatients as well as inpatients. These services must be ordered by a physician and are performed under the direction of a licensed physical therapist.
Our range of services encompasses medical, surgical, neurological, orthopedic and sports. Physical Therapy services are available for adults, geriatric patients, and children.
In our fast-paced society, having outpatient services readily available is a necessity, not a luxury. When your physician orders outpatient testing or therapy, have it done close to home through the outpatient services of Gibson General Hospital. Just have your physician write a prescription for the services you need, and call us for scheduling at your convenience. We will report the results promptly to your attending physician, anywhere. Some of our services include:
- Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
- Pre-op Laboratory Tests
- Blood Banking
- Blood Administration
- Intravenous(IV) Fluid Therapy
- Post-Chemo Drug Therapy
- Diagnostic X-ray
- CT Examination
- Sonogram (ultrasound examination)
- Vascular studies
Outpatient Specialty Clinics
- Pulmonary Function Studies
- Therapeutic Aerosol
- Mechanical Ventilation
- Holter Monitoring
- Ultrasound (deepheat)
- Superficial Heat and Cold Treatments
- Electrical Stimulation
- Whirlpool Therapy
- Gait Training
- TENS Units
- Exercise Programs(weights,treadmill,bicycle)
For convenience, online bill payment is offered. Please click here to access the online bill payment option.
If you are a Medicare beneficiary and disagree with a coverage decision or feel you have been discharge too soon, you have a right to appeal by notifying your Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). Call 1-800-633-4227 for information about asking your QIO for a second opinion.
For concerns that cannot be resolved through the organization, you are encouraged to contact the Joint Commission's office of Quality Monitoring at 1-800-994-6610 or e-mail email@example.com